Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record
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Venture capital situation for tech firms dire: Deloitte
Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its lowest levels since record keeping began nearly 30 years ago, reaching a minimum area last weekend that was over a million square kilometres less than the previous low, scientists said Thursday.
Canada's technology sector is in dire need of new venture capital and is at risk of shrivelling up, according to global auditing firm Deloitte
THURSDAY 20. SEPTEMBER 2007
Wrists of 'hobbit' fossil suggest new species
Velociraptor had feathers, scientists say
A diminutive humanoid fossil found on a remote island in Indonesia represents a new species, and not a modern human with a growth defect, according to scientists who published new evidence on Thursday.
Some Americans giving up friends, sex for internet: survey
Velociraptors, the vicious predator dinosaurs made famous in the film Jurassic Park, appear to have had feathers in real life, scientists reported Thursday.
Cellphone class-action suit gets green light
One in five Americans say they're having less sex to spend more time on the internet, text messaging and similar technologies, a new survey suggests.
Saskatchewan has certified a class-action lawsuit against Canada's cellphone providers, which could ignite a struggle over billions of dollars paid in monthly "system access fees."
WEDNESDAY 19. SEPTEMBER 2007
Neutrons not so neutral after all, study says
Repairs to space shuttle Discovery could delay launch
The neutron is more like an onion when it comes to electromagnetism, physicists say, with a negatively charged exterior and interior and a positively charged middle sandwiched between them.
In mating game, animals make the best of bad situation
The scheduled attachment of the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters to the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed as NASA continues repair work on a leaking hydraulic seal.
Barrick Gold offers $10M US for silver lining
Animals faced with a less-than-ideal selection of potential mates can compensate to increase the chances their offspring will survive, scientists said Tuesday.
Mountain pine beetle replanting plan to take 1,300 years
Barrick Gold has offered a $10 million US prize to anyone who can figure out how to extract the silver from the ore at its Veladero gold mine in Argentina.
Rothesay speeders shamed on the net
The provincial plan to replant the forest killed by B.C.'s mountain pine beetle infestation could take more than a thousand years to complete according to recent figures.
600 sick in Peru after 'meteorite' crashes
Speeding vehicles on the Gondola Point Road had better watch out for the Rothesay Freedom Militia and Chowder Club.
Environment Canada budget cuts threaten wildlife programs
Hundreds of people flocked to get medical treatment after an apparent meteorite crashed in a remote part of southern Peru over the weekend, health officials said.
New Northwest Passage routes mapped using sonar of Arctic seabed
Serious budget problems at Environment Canada are threatening wildlife programs and services within the federal department, CBC News has learned.
Researchers aboard the Canadian Coast Guard ship Amundsen are slowly mapping parts of the Northwest Passage beyond established shipping routes.
TUESDAY 18. SEPTEMBER 2007
Intel readies new, smaller microprocessors
Neptune's south pole quite balmy, astronomers say
Intel has unveiled microprocessors based on 45-nanometre technology, the smallest computer chips to date.
IBM offers free software in challenge of MS Office
Astronomers have found that Neptune's south pole is 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the planet, largely because it spends its 40-year summer tilted toward the sun.
Google launches flurry of new products
IBM is offering free desktop software over the internet, joining Google in assailing Microsoft's dominance through its Office suite.
Drivers to face text messaging fines in Washington
Google has launched free presentation software to go head to head with Microsoft's PowerPoint and announced the availability of its popular AdSense advertising platform for mobile devices.
New York Times to make all online content free
British Columbians planning a trip south to Washington should beware: drivers in the state could soon be fined for using cellphones to send text messages while behind the wheel.
U.K. launch for iPhone in November
The New York Times will make access to all its online content free starting Wednesday.
The United Kingdom will be the first European country to get Apple Inc.'s iPhone, after the company announced the mobile phone operator O2 would be the exclusive carrier of the mobile device.
MONDAY 17. SEPTEMBER 2007
Consumers fail to meet banks' online security demands: study
Yahoo takes aim at Facebook with Mash
Many consumers who manage their money through online banking services may be unaware of their financial institution's security requirements, according to a study out of Ottawa's Carleton University .
Sweating genetic details: It's all in the nose, researchers say
Yahoo is taking aim at Facebook by testing its own social networking site, called Mash, which lets users edit each other's profiles.
Researchers say a genetic variation in people's odour receptors can determine whether sweaty men are perceived as smelling like stale urine or vanilla.